Ham Or Turkey?
December 27, 2017 3:16pm CST
I know back when I was growing up, it always seemed like we had a Family tradition of Turkey for Thanksgiving, Ham for Christmas and then Turkey for New Years. Now a days most people are lucky if they can afford more than these 2 meals with something special. Now as an adult, I prefer Turkey over ham, but right now don't think about offering us any Turkey as we are both Turkey'd out. Now if it was something like Prime Rib this would be a nice addition, but getting expensive unless you go get some at a Restaurant somewhere. So which are you? ~~TINA
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• Orangeville, Ontario
I do my dinner on Christmas Eve now which includes both turkey and ham. I just make a Butterball stuffed turkey roll (except this year I didn't get a stuffed one) and a half ham. There are only six of us and we had enough for leftovers. In the past when I cooked on Christmas Day as well I did ham on Christmas Eve and turkey on Christmas Day. Back in the day growing up, it was pretty much always turkey for Christmas at my mom's. Once she made a few capons instead. Ham was usually reserved for Easter I think.
• United States
I know for us it was because my Mom loved Ham so much is why we always did it for Christmas usually. We have a potluck with our church on Sunday to help end the New Year, and because it is also 5th Sunday that we have to cook something for, so we may just cheat and go out to eat for New Years
• United States
We always had turkey for Thanksgiving and Ham for Christmas. I have had both of these recently though so I made meatballs for Christmas. I had a few ham slices that I put out..but meatballs and rolls were the main event. Along with plenty of holiday themed sides.
Never Turkey for us, nor ham, we have other traditional foods for Christmas and the New Year. We usually serve cotechino and lentils (see photo) for the good fortune the first day of the year. For Christmas roasted stuffed chicken and roasted beef with oven roasted potatoes.